The new pistol is a Walther P38, as the denizens of #GBC already know.
I started taking pictures tonight and was trying to field strip it to double check the inside of the slide for import marks.
I need to read manuals more carefully before doing these things. (I have since re-read the appropriate portions of the user manual, which say NOTHING about putting finicky bits back in beyond seeing an "artisan smith".)
I have removed the barrel catch lever and can't get it back in place. I tried tapping with a nylon-tipped 'smithing hammer and got nowhere.
The barrel and slide are still captive (and won't come off).
If there's a P38 expert who can give me some pointers by comment, email, or phone, I'd be eternally grateful. And would determine suitable recompense.
Pics once I figure out how to get this thing together and apart.
UPDATE: DISREGARD ABOVE. I FIXED IT. No wonder we kicked the German's butts, if they were making guns this complicated.
Update 2: Pictures, you leeches. As always, click/embiggen.
(First few shots from my new lightbox, using the pocket camera. I took a few with the SLR as well, but haven't dug out the cable yet. Tomorrow.)
1942 Walther-manufactured (ac42), numbers on slide, barrel, and frame match. Two magazines, un-numbered. Period-correct but un-numbered holster. I did find the import mark - Century Arms - but it doesn't appear to be a Russian capture. I'll be running it by the folks at the P38 Forum to see if they have any more info on it.
3 months ago